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Rock the Ridge 50-Mile Challenge

MapNew Paltz, NY
  • Fun
  • New Adventure Race


The name of this unusual endurance event, which debuted this year, may be enough to scare off some would-be participants. But close to 188 hardy souls took on the challenge of either walking or running 50 miles of the Mohonk Preserve’s scenic-but-strenuous trails and carriage roads in 24 hours or less. A wide range of athletes, from ultramarathoners to weekend warriors, took part in the event, which doubles as a fund-raiser for the preserve. Despite tired legs — and several bear sightings — the challenge proved successful on both fronts: 90 percent of the entrants finished on time, and more than $100,000 was added to the preserve’s coffers.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2013 Editors' Pick — Best New Adventure Race

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
County: Ulster
Pick: Editors' Picks
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